Professional Development

VT’s Public History program offers courses both based on theory and aimed toward helping students learn practical skills.  In our Digital History course, students learn PhotoShop, ArcGIS, HTML, Omeka, Audacity, Final Cut Pro, and iMovie.  In our Oral History course, students learn how to find interview subjects, prepare for and record oral histories, and interpret the results.  As our program continues to grow, we work toward helping students learn new skills that will ultimately be helpful for professional development.  

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Virginia Tech Career Services                                                                                                                 Resume Tips                                                                                                                                               Cover Letter Samples                                                                                                                    Information on Career Exploration                                                                                                    Advice for Preparing for the Job Market by the American Historical Association